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The Craft of Coaching (Part 2 of 4)
The Coach as "Craftsman" The craft of coaching players comes down to four basic tasks. The end results are carefully designed and focused practice sessions in an environment which closely resembles the competitive pressure of a game, and in which players improve. The four basic tasks are... click for complete
NCSA Recruiting Corner
A Parent's Role in Recruiting Many parents are not sure how they should fit into their child's recruiting experience. With most life-changing events in a child's life, parents are there to offer as much help as possible. Unfortunately, this is not the case when it comes to recruiting, where it is actually best for parents to take an active, yet back-seat approach.... click for complete story
Velocity Sports Performance Training Tips
The Quick Warm-Up: You are running late for the game, you only have 10 minutes before the start of the game, and you have yet to warm-up. Or you have been on the bench for the last 30 minutes, it is a cold day, and the coach calls your name. You're going into the game in the next few minutes. What do you do to prepare your muscles? Do you static stretch or move around to get the blood pumping?... click for complete story
FREE Cal South Online Parenting Course
Cal South and Sports Path, the leader in online sports education courses, have formally announced an agreement designed to help bring parental soccer education to the forefront. Through this partnership, Sports Path will provide a Cal South-branded course entitled "Preparing Your Child for Youth Soccer," which is free to Cal South members interested in furthering their soccer parenting education...click for complete story
The Priority of Assistant Referee Responsibilities
In a recent professional exhibition match, some referees, instructors, and assessors were discussing an incident in which the assistant referee was faced with a conflict in priorities - whether to hang back and observe the goalkeeper with the ball in case the goalkeeper went outside the penalty area with the ball still in his hands... click for
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